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Kittens are cute, but need lots of care

Flowers aren’t the only thing that bloom in spring. The lengthening days also bring a notable spike in breeding among the Oahu’s free-roaming cat population, according to the Hawaiian Humane Society. Read more

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Waikiki Aquarium gift shop seeks volunteers

The Waikiki Aquarium is seeking gift-shop volunteers who want to share their enthusiasm for the ocean while assisting visitors with purchases and helping with store upkeep and displays. Read more

Shoppers celebrate Fukubukuro with ‘lucky bags’

Fukubukuro is the Japanese retail tradition of offering “lucky bags” to welcome the new year. In Hawaii, shoppers often line up early to buy the bags and their mystery contents, which are sold at discounted prices, while supplies last. Read more

Reyn’s bear sales benefit ailing keiki

Reyn Spooner is donating $5 from the sale of each Reyn’s teddy bear this holiday season to HUGS (Help, Understanding & Group Support), which supports seriously ill children in Hawaii and their families. Read more

Local books make great gifts for keiki

Hawaiian monk seal mommy Rocky and her mischievous pup Kaimana were the talk of the islands as they took up temporary residence on a Waikiki beach last summer. Read more

More than 140 audition for Hawaiian language ‘Moana’

More than 140 submissions have been received by individuals hoping to score one of 32 speaking parts on the Hawaiian language version of “Moana,” which is being created by the University of Hawaii in collaboration with Walt Disney Studios. Read more

Lili‘uokalani documentary to air commercial-free

Hawaii-based filmmaker Edgy Lee is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Hawaii’s last monarch, Queen Lydia Kamaka‘eha Lili‘uokalani, with the debut of a new documentary, “Reflections of Our Queen.” Read more

Traveling exhibit brings animation magic to Bishop Museum

“Animation Academy: From Pencils to Pixels” features 19 interactive components that explore animation, from early hand-drawn works to the latest computer-generated imagery used in such Hollywood blockbusters as Disney’s “Moana.” Read more

Holiday trinket made for a queen

It’s never too early to start thinking about the holidays, so pick up something new to hang on your tree in honor of Queen Lili‘uokalani. Read more

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